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    Default North Island skiing

    Hi, I have accom at Ohakune and I booked lessons with Whakapapa, I will be taking the bus up the mountain. Is this going to be an issue? Or would Turoa be more suitable for me?


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    Default Re: North Island skiing

    Well considering that Ohakune is at the bottom of the mountain on the Turoa side that would be the place I would go.
    Otherwise it's a trip around to the other side of the mountain which would be time wasted that could be used on the mountain

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    Default Re: North Island skiing

    Nevermind I got Matai YHA backpackers mixed up with National Park - all saved.

    I have the booking with YHA National Park.
    National Park is closer to Whakapapa right ...

    Since I am from Wellington for next trips .. which would you pick - Turoa or Whakapapa?

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    Default Re: North Island skiing

    Both are inconvenient if you intend to travel by boat.
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    Default Re: North Island skiing

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    which would you pick - Turoa or Whakapapa?
    If you're learning to ski, the size of the fields or the respective features of either are somewhat irrelevant.

    From Wgton Turoa is closer, so I'd stick with that.

    When you've got the whole skiing thing sorted, then maybe go to W/papa and 'branch out', so to speak.

    As Cyabro wisely pointed out, time getting to W/papa is skiing time lost. All a learner needs is snow.

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